I Know What It's Like to Be Separated From Your Child

Don’t let the executive order fool you: Donald Trump may have agreed to detain families of immigrants together instead of separating children from their families, but there is no real plan for reuniting children who have already been removed from their parents. And that’s without even getting into how inhumane Trump’s proposed plan to detain families indefinitely — even together […]

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New treatment helps avoid deafness in child chemotherapy patients

An international trial has found that a medicine commonly used to treat poisoning is effective in reducing deafness in children receiving chemotherapy for cancer. University of Melbourne and Royal Children’s Hospital paediatric oncologist Professor Michael Sullivan was international vice chair of the study, results of which are published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine. Professor Sullivan said the trial […]

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Eva Longoria Just Welcomed Her First Child

Eva Longoria, the actor behind everyone’s (or at least my and my college roommates’) favorite bratty housewife of yore, just made a major step into her biggest role yet: mom to a newborn son. Hola USA reported the happy news today that Longoria gave birth to her first child with husband José Bastón on Tuesday, June 19. And because we know […]

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Americans view child abuse and neglect as a serious public health problem

A strong majority of Americans view child abuse and neglect as a public health problem in the United States, a sentiment shared across populations with 81% of Hispanics, 76% of non-Hispanic whites, 74% of African-Americans and 67% of Asians in agreement, according to a new survey commissioned by Research!America and the National Foundation to End Child Abuse and Neglect (EndCAN). […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis drugs taken during pregnancy may not be linked to large infection risk in child

New research indicates that when pregnant women take certain rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drugs that may cause immunosuppression, their children do not have a marked excess risk of developing serious infections. The Arthritis & Rheumatology findings are potentially encouraging for women with RA who are or wish to become pregnant. In North America, infections are the leading cause of mortality in […]

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Preventive use of common antibiotic reduces child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

Treating young children in Sub-Saharan Africa with azithromycin, a safe, inexpensive, and widely used antibiotic, significantly reduced deaths of children under five in a large randomized trial led by scientists at UC San Francisco. The finding could help speed progress toward the United Nations’ goal of ending preventable child deaths by 2030. Researchers randomized 1,533 communities in Niger, Malawi, and […]

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Stories of child patients in early NHS unearthed

A University of Manchester historian is to highlight the untold experiences of children who were admitted to hospital in the early years of the NHS. In a special lecture on April 24 supported by the NHS Confederation—marking the NHS’s 70th anniversary of the launch of the National Health Service—Dr. Stephanie Snow will explore the human stories which define the NHS […]

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Cohesive neighborhoods, less spanking result in fewer child welfare visits

The child welfare system is more likely to intervene in households in “less neighborly” neighborhoods and in which parents spank their kids, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University conducted analyses on nearly 2,300 families from 20 large U.S. cities who responded to surveys and interviews. Participating families had a child who was […]

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